Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home
These common products are poisoning you. Here are easy, healthy alternatives.
The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is found in antibacterial products (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and mouth rinses). The chemical is believed to affect hormone levels and thyroid function, in addition to harming the immune system.
On top of all that, antibacterial products have now created a new breed of super-bacteria on our bodies that is resistant to triclosan and antibiotics. Scary.
Chemical Detox Tip:
Use good old-fashioned soap and water! Studies show that the same percentage of germs is killed in comparison to using antibacterial soap. But don’t buy it at the pharmacy or grocery store — those soaps are loaded with toxic chemicals that get absorbed through your skin. Buy an organic soap at your local health food store, or try Dr. Bronner’s soap bars or liquid soap.
If you are a fan of hand-sanitizer, use one that is natural and alcohol-based and does not list the chemical Triclosan on its label.
*sigh* I’m guilty of having a good basketful of these toxic products you said we all should AVOID!
Interesting article! Sadly, our sheets, pillows, mattresses and blankets are full of chemicals and flame retardants that can interfere with our health.
Baking soda has “magic.” It cleans, deodorizes, and scours.
Chemical detox of home takes time and patience. Thanks for the tips!
I inhale and exhale toxic chemicals even in my own home 🙁
Oh no! I’m surrounded by awful synthetic chemicals everyday!!!! BAD!
Such an eye opener! I did not realize how much I’m surrounded by toxins on a daily basis!
Thanks for this informative article.
Simple ways like keeping my bathroom fan on for 15 minutes after showering help.
Nice one! This reduces condensation, limiting the risk of mold growth.
If I have new furniture, I let them “off-gas” for one week in the garage before bringing it into the house. Can you imagine that even “carpets” can have VOCs?